20 06, 2018

Unaccompanied Minor Program

2018-06-20T01:00:38+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

The International Institute of New England provides unaccompanied minor children and their families reunifying support services in the United States. Many migrant families travel to the U.S. border together, but very often minors travel alone, separated from families members in their home countries and crossing the U.S. border seeking safety and reunification.  Minors often [...]

13 06, 2018

2025 Strategic Plan Open House

2018-06-13T15:22:45+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

On Monday, June 11, 2018, IINE celebrated our centennial and the launch of our 2025 strategic plan with an Open House at our Boston office. Visitors learned about how we plan to expand our services to refugees and immigrants and toured the space to see our 100-year timeline mural and office artwork. We’re thrilled [...]

4 06, 2018

June 20 is World Refugee Day

2018-06-04T21:01:37+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

The global refugee crisis impacts families and individuals across the earth whose lives have been upended by violence, war, and  persecution. Despite policies that have limited admissions to the U.S., the International Institute of New England will welcome more than 200 refugees this year.  On June 20 -  World Refugee Day - the global [...]

8 05, 2018

Celebrating Parenting – Delsuita and her family

2018-05-08T17:05:11+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

With limited English and a strong desire to succeed, Delsuita Giraldo left her native Columbia in 1999 to begin her new life in the United States. She encountered many challenges: professional setbacks, language barriers, and divorce. She became a single mother of three beautiful girls, whom she raised without the support of their father [...]

4 04, 2018

Refugee Caravan Talking Points

2018-04-04T23:44:15+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Talking points on refugee caravan & root causes driving forced migration from Central America. Prepared by American Friends Service Committee, Alianza Americas, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Kids in Need of Defense, Latin America Working Group, Women’s Refugee Commission, Washington Office on Latin America. The caravan [...]

12 03, 2018

An unforgettable celebration

2018-03-12T12:51:30+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Despite a wicked nor’easter that chilled the region the night before, the atmosphere was exceedingly warm when 400 intrepid guests gathered at the Sheraton Boston to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday. The event raised more than $100,000 for the International Institute. THANK YOU! The annual lunch honored three extraordinary immigrant women for their [...]

13 01, 2018

A Message from the CEO: The President is wrong

2018-01-13T03:50:30+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

With his much-publicized comment about Haitians and Africans, President Trump finally admitted this week that the foundation of his administration’s immigration policy is pure racism. As an organization dedicated to welcoming the world’s most vulnerable people, we strongly condemn these offensive and egregious statements about immigrants. It is disheartening, to say the least, to [...]

8 12, 2017

Winter clothing needed for immigrants and refugees

2018-02-22T14:38:47+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Winter Clothing & Gear  Needed in Lowell, Boston, and Manchester, NH The oncoming winter brings new challenges to some IINE refugee and immigrant clients, many of whom are unused to the cold weather in New England. We are appealing to our community to help the people we support in Manchester, NH, Boston and Lowell [...]

29 05, 2017

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Supports New Americans on the Path to Success

2017-08-09T23:00:31+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

IINE-Manchester partners with Crotched Mountain to help refugees and immigrants begin healthcare careers The biggest challenge for Khem Basnet when he arrived in the U.S. was studying for his driver’s license exam and buying a car, which was vital to getting a job in New Hampshire. In 2008, the International Institute of New England [...]

25 05, 2017

Equipping Immigrants with Workplace Skills

2017-08-09T23:00:38+00:00 May 25th, 2017|

IINE-Boston’s Service Industry Training Program prepares immigrants for hospitality, healthcare, and banking jobs In April 2014, Asma Amahri came to the U.S. from Morocco knowing little English. Shortly after her arrival, however, she took a job as a cashier at Dunkin’ Donuts in East Boston. While this position did not meet her  career goals, [...]